HP Announces ProBook 5310m, HP Pavilion dm3,HP Mini 110 and HP Mini 311

Sep 14, 2009
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HP has unveiled their holiday line-up, and the standouts are obviously the flagship HP Envy 13 and Envy 15 notebooks.  Along with the two new Envy models, though HP have also announced a bevy of other notebooks and netbooks, including the business-centric HP ProBook 5310m, the entry-level HP Pavilion dm3, a special edition Studio Tord Boontje HP Mini 110 netbook and the new NVIDIA Ion based 1080p-capable HP Mini 311.  More details of the full ranges after the cut.

The HP ProBook 5310m continues the company's range of sturdy, sober ultraportables, with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit HD display, 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo SP9300 CPU and up to 4GB of DDR3 memory packed into a 3.7lb, 0.9-inch thick black anodized aluminum chassis with magnesium frame.  The 5310m also boasts up to 7hrs runtime from the standard Li-Poly battery, while an optional six-cell pack will be released later in 2009 and extend that even further.  Storage ranges from up to a 320GB 7,200rpm HDD or a 128GB SSD, and alongside WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 there's optional EVDO/HSPA.  The HP ProBook 5310m starts from $699 (with a Celeron dual-core CPU) or $899 (with the SP9300 CPU) and will launch on October 22nd in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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As for the HP Pavilion dm3, both AMD Athlon X2 Neo and Intel Pentium SU4100 versions of the 13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 notebook will be on offer, each offering 4GB of DDR3 memory and either ATI Radeon HD 3200 or GMA 4500MHD graphics respectively.  Both have WiFi a/b/g/n and a magnesium alloy/aluminum casing, along with a 6-cell Li-Ion battery good for up to 6hrs runtime from the Neo or 10hrs from the Pentium.  The HP Pavilion dm3 will also go on sale from October 22nd, priced from $549 with the Neo CPU or $649 with the Pentium CPU.

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Moving to the netbooks, there are two new models each starting from $399.  The HP Mini 110 by Studio Tord Boontje is a special edition version of the existing Mini 110, which means Intel's Atom processor and 1GB of RAM in a new "endangered animals" themed casing that includes a custom lid, palmrest and trackpad.  Meanwhile the HP Mini 311 is the company's first NVIDIA Ion notebook, an 11.6-inch 16:9 machine based on Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard-drive and the new NVIDIA Ion LE graphics chipset.  The Mini 311 also has an HDMI port and a 92-percent keyboard, while there's also a 6-cell Li-Ion battery and WiFi b/g.  Both netbooks are priced from $399.

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